News & Updates

State Regulators Issue White Paper on Stray Gas


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) released a White Paper summarizing the Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum recently held in Cleveland, OH. Co-hosted by U.S. Department of Energy the event focused on stray gas in areas where shale gas or other unconventional natural gas is being developed. Stray gas is gas that migrates from its natural geological location into aquifers or the shallow subsurface. 
The forum explored the technical and scientific basis for stray gas occurrence and investigations including fundamentals of the physical and chemical...

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Call for Abstracts - 2013 UIC Conference


GWPC has released an announcement and Call for Abstracts for the 2013 UIC Conference.
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Fracking: The Roles of Corporate Self Governance and Federal, State, and Local Control


The attached issue of The Environmental Forum focuses on the issue of Hydraulic Fracturing regulation.  GWPC Executive Director Mike Paque penned an article as part of this discussion.
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GAO Releases Reports on Shale Gas


The GAO recently released two reports on shale gas:
Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements” was released yesterday and is available here:
Oil and Gas: Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks” which is available here:

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Protecting groundwater protects public health, the environment


More info availabe at the PYGWD Web site

The Ground Water Protection Council encourages the public to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day, September 11.
In the United States, 88 million Americans rely on groundwater-supplied community water systems while another 42 million Americans rely on individual household water wells.
For household water well owners, how...

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